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The Goddess Juno
Oil on canvas. 1638 - 1651
Cano, Alonso
The Goddess Juno
Oil on canvas. 1638 - 1651
Cano, Alonso

The goddess Juno is shown standing, wearing a coronet and holding a golden sceptre in her left hand. The peacock to her left is the attribute that habitually identifies her. Juno (Hera for the Greeks) [+]

The Dead Christ supported by an Angel
Oil on canvas. 1646 - 1652
Cano, Alonso
The Dead Christ supported by an Angel
Oil on canvas. 1646 - 1652
Cano, Alonso

Cano lived in Madrid on two different occasions. The first (1638-1651), during which he was able to study the Royal Collection, absolutely transformed his concept of color and brushstrokes. Contact wi [+]

Christ the Saviour appears to Saint Teresa
Oil on canvas. 1629
Cano, Alonso
Christ the Saviour appears to Saint Teresa
Oil on canvas. 1629
Cano, Alonso

This scene is based on Las moradas [The mansions] (1588), the text by the Saint in which she describes her “spiritual marriage” to Christ. Like its pair (P8152), this canvas was part of the altarpiece [+]

The crucified Christ appears to Saint Teresa of Avila
Oil on canvas. 1629
Cano, Alonso
The crucified Christ appears to Saint Teresa of Avila
Oil on canvas. 1629
Cano, Alonso

In The Interior Castle Saint Teresa wrote that: "The Lord represented himself to her, just after she had received Communion, in the form of shining splendour, beauty, and majesty, as he was after his [+]

The Miracle of the Well
Oil on canvas. 1638
Cano, Alonso
The Miracle of the Well
Oil on canvas. 1638
Cano, Alonso

A depiction of one of the miracles of Saint Isidore the Laborer (12th century), the patron saint of Madrid, who made many miracles. Here, after his son had fallen into a well, the water miraculously r [+]

Standing Angel
Pencil, Grey-brown wash on yellow laid paper. 1630
Cano, Alonso
Standing Angel
Pencil, Grey-brown wash on yellow laid paper. 1630
Cano, Alonso

Sánchez Cantón thought the inscription on the banner was by the artist himself and added that this may have been the design for an ex-libris or a frontispiece. The Museo del Prado’s 1857 [+]

Female Nude
Pencil, Grey-brown ink, Wash on laid paper. 1645 - 1650
Cano, Alonso
Female Nude
Pencil, Grey-brown ink, Wash on laid paper. 1645 - 1650
Cano, Alonso

In this superb drawing acquired in 1997, two different and independent motives are overlapped. The main one is a nude woman on a bed, but arches and architectural elements have been drawn over it. The [+]

Design for an altarpiece dedicated to Saint Andrew, from Madrid / Heads
Pencil, Pencil ground, Grey-brown wash on yellow laid paper. Ca. 1643
Cano, Alonso
Design for an altarpiece dedicated to Saint Andrew, from Madrid / Heads
Pencil, Pencil ground, Grey-brown wash on yellow laid paper. Ca. 1643
Cano, Alonso

Un retablo imponente, de elegantes proporciones, no incluye demasiados componentes pictóricos o escultóricos, confiriendo así mayor importancia a la arquitectura y su ornamentación. En el registro inf [+]

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